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guise, and more absurd and immoral than any of
her preceding works, but well written.
There is a correspondence published of the
late Duke and Louis Seize, Marie Antoinette, &c.,
in 1789. It is authentic. Speaking of our regency,
he says, " Si la r£gence s'Stablit, 1'Angleterre est
i nous, pourvu que nous n'epargnons pas 1'argent."
France is, I hear, perfectly quiet. Perregaux
writes that his daughter has returned covered
with laurels, having never left her husband.1
By-the-bye, Miss Wesley dined, some days
ago, in company with Mr. Nellemont, at Dr.
Gregory's, and he said to her that the most foolish
thing ministers had ever done was to recall me,
who had the art 01 being a favourite with the
French Government without betraying iny own, ei
toujours de la fumee pour toute nourriture I
It is said everywhere that Pitt has resigned
on account of the King's refusing the Irish eman-
cipation, and that the Speaker is prime minister.
There arrived somebody, about noon to-day, at
Lord Grenville's office, upon which the cabinet
was assembled directly. I met "the late" Lord
Chatham hurrying down about four o'clock, which
was very expeditious for him.
I Marmont, afterwards Duke de Raguse.